Senior Systems Administrator

Pantek is hiring a Senior System Administrator with broad, hands-on experience with Linux & Microsoft technologies in enterprise environments. This position will administer and build upon our internal and client networks, working in harmony with Developers, Senior Engineers and Network Administrators.

General position responsibilities:

  1. Assist with maintaining our PCI compliant hosting environment
  2. Manage and perform system update processes across Linux and Windows systems
  3. Assist with advanced/escalated Technical Support items for customers
  4. Pro-actively discover potential problems, suggest and implement improvements
  5. Maintain and improve system & network uptime and satisfaction for all clients
  6. Deploy new Linux/Windows Virtual and Physical servers using scripts and templates
  7. Perform site and server migrations, DNS administration and SSL installs
  8. Learn to use and support all Hosting technologies Pantek uses
  9. Learn all Pantek Hosting policies & procedures, then frequently improve & update
  10. Perform Oncall shifts: 1 weekend/mo and 1 weeknight/week — receive automatic bonus for each shift
Position Qualifications:
  1. Must love to solve problems and be passionate about the details
  2. Must have excellent verbal and written communication ability in English
  3. Must be detail-oriented and vigilant to ensure all required tasks are completed
  4. Must have a strong knowledge of the Internet, networking and data hosting
  5. Must thrive on multitasking and accomplishing tasks and goals
  6. A bachelors degree is preferred but not required with comparable experience

Technical Qualifications:

  • REQUIRED: A strong working knowledge of: Apache, DNS, Linux, Windows
  • REQUIRED: A strong working knowledge of at least five of these technologies:
    • Asterisk, Bind, CentOS Linux, Chef, cPanel, Dovecot, IIS, iptables, iSCSI, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, NFS, OpenVPN, Plesk, Postfix, Puppet, Red Hat Linux, Samba, Sophos, Ubuntu, VMware vCenter and vSphere, Ubuntu Linux, Windows Server 2012, Zimbra
  • Prior experience within an established Web Hosting company or ISP is a major plus
  • Knowledge of Virtualization technologies a major plus: Vmware, SAN, KVM, etc.
  • Knowledge of web applications a plus: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc
  • Knowledge of shopping carts a plus:  Magento, Miva, Pinnacle, Volusion, etc

Candidates are encouraged to send all resumes in PDF format to The interview process for selected candidates includes a phone interview, Skype interview, and onsite technical skills examination.

Richard Zack

Richard Zack

Richard is an entrepreneur, manager and Open Source Software professional with over 20 years of Linux and Open Source Software experience. The original founder of Pantek, Richard built Pantek from the ground up, and as Chief Technical Officer he leads all technology teams and operations of Pantek. Richard's career includes extensive experience with acquisitions, technology and staff management, business development, infrastructure engineering, and system administration. Richard is a guru with most Linux and Open Source Software and platforms, and is a Red Hat Certified Engineer.
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